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PORTLAND RSL MEMORIAL BOWLING CLUB NEWS REPORT FOR FRIDAY 20th OCTOBER

Weekend Pennant results for Round 2 were significantly better than the introductory round of the season. Two out of the three divisions in that competition coming out winners.  The Weekday Pennant entered its fourth week with Division 1 putting some more points on the board.

Round 4 of Weekday Pennant saw Portland RSL Division 1 host Portland Blue at home. The results were a win to Portland RSL 85 to 53. Individual rink results were:

  • Payne and team with a convincing win 32 to 14; L. Buchanan and team also had a good win 31 to 15. Betty Moon’s team went down in a close match 22 to 24.

Division 2 travelled to Casterton and suffered a defeat 31 to 54. Rink results were:

  • Hume’s team going down 12 to 31 whilst J. Amos and team went down 19 to 23.

Round 2 Weekend Pennant saw all three Divisions for Portland RSL Memorial playing at home. Division 1 defeated Balmoral 72 to 44. Rink results were:

  • Pitts and team winning 24 to 15, G. Solly and team winning by 10 shots 22 to 12, and K. Evans and team with a score of 26 to 17.

Division 2 went down to Grangeburn by a margin of 10 shots. The results of these rinks were:

  • Aitchison and team won 28 to 19, T. Wynniat’s team went down in a close tussle 25 to 27 whilst J. Platt and team had a loss 16 to 33.

Division 3 played Casterton and scored a good win 86 to 58. Rink results are as follows:

  • Elford and team won 29 to 16; I. Benbow and team won with 2 shots up their sleeve 26 to 24 and R. Robinson and team had a sound win with 31 to 18.

Teams for Round 5 Weekday Pennant have been named and we wish them all the best in their efforts. It would be good to add some more wins to the board. The teams are as follows:

  • Division 1 are away at Grangeburn / L. Buchanan, O. Rogers, K. Lovell and L. Evison; B. Moon, M. Husson, K. Beauglehole and M. Rentoul; J. Payne, M. Fredricks, P. Kitt and B. McIntyre
  • Division 2 are home to Coleraine / J. Amos, G. Evans, G. Howard and B. Smith; H. Hume, P. Breen, J. Holt and L. Mirtschin

Other events that took place this week:

Recognition must go to Ken Evans who made the FWBD final of the Division 60+ Singles going down narrowly in a competitive and high class match. Great effort Ken. In the Division 60+ Pairs we have two sets from the Portland RSL Memorial Bowling Club reaching the semi final. These are Mike Rentoul/Trevor Wynniat and Des Pitts/Ken Woolley. The Club acknowledge their progress to this point and wish them all the best in the next level of competition.

On Wednesday the 11th of October the club held their first Bendigo Bank Invitation 4’s. The day started off with pleasant bowling conditions but rain interrupted the latter part of the day. Winners on the day were:

  • Lex Black, Ron Robinson, Lauchie Aitchison and Dave Garnier with 3 wings + 31. The Runners-up with 3 wins + 24 were Tom Beauglehole, Ken Fisher, Barry Guy and Peter Webster.

Tuesday the 17th of October saw The Complete Bowler Bowls Shop come to the club which enabled local bowlers to purchase and update their equipment and bowling accessories. This was followed by Social Bowls. Winners were Marj Tomkins, Greta Howard and June Amos.

Up and coming events:

  • An important date for all bowlers to remember and put on their calendar is the Annual General Meeting. This will take place at the club on Monday October the 30th at 7:00pm. Looking forward to this meeting being well supported by all club members.
  • Don’t forget to roll up for Dad’s Army Day this coming Sunday the 22nd October with a 1:00pm start.
  • On Monday the 23rd of October Portland RSL Memorial Bowling Club is hosting the finals of the Bowls Victoria women’s 60+ Pairs. Roll up is at 9:15am. We would like to wish all participants best bowling on the day, particularly club bowler Leonie Buchanan. The day should provide a high class level of bowling to be observed for those wishing to spectate.
  • On the Tuesday the 7th of November the club will be hosting a mixed social bowls afternoon for Melbourne Cup Day. We look forward to a great afternoon of bowls as a prelude to the cup.
  • Please take the time to read your ‘Program of Events’ booklet. This week we see Monday Twilight Bowls, Tuesday and Wednesday Social Bowls, Weekday Pennant Round 6 and Weekend Pennant Round 3.

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